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Ayers Basement Systems has been helping homeowners and businesses in Petoskey with basement waterproofing and foundation repair for over 40 years. We have successfully completed hundreds of basement and foundation projects throughout Michigan & Indiana, including Petoskey. If you need foundation repair, basement waterproofing, concrete leveling and crawl space encapsulation we are your trusted contractor.
We have the needed experience, expertise and tools required to create permanent foundation and basement repairs. Call us today, 1-844-262-2971, for a free home inspection and no-obligation cost estimate.
Water and moisture in the basement means mold and rot. Both of which are dangerous for your home and your family. Ayers Basement Systems protects you from mold and rot by properly waterproofing your basement or crawl space and giving you a transferable, lifetime, dry-basement warranty.
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As members of Basement Systems, the international network of waterproofing contractors, we receive advanced training and access to proven, patented basement waterproofing products. The training and products come together in a complete basement waterproofing system. The system consists of an interior drainage channel that runs along the inner perimeter of the basement. Any entering water is collected in the channels and drained to a hidden sump pump which pumps the water out of your home. The addition of an energy-efficient basement dehumidifier keeps the relative humidity low enough to prevent mold growth.
We use a similar waterproofing system to keep your crawl space dry and protected. A insulated matting and vinyl vapor barrier are laid on the floor and walls of the crawl space. The crawl space vents are sealed and a sealable entryway is installed. The system keeps water and moisture out of the space. A crawl space sump pump and dehumidifier complete the system removing any water or moisture that manages to enter the space from upstairs. No water in the basement. No mold or rot. No uncomfortable floors above the crawl space.
Foundation problems are serious challenges that need to be immediately addressed. Ayers Basement Systems is Petoskey's trusted foundation professional offering permanent foundation repair and restoration services.
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If you are dealing with a sinking or settling foundation issues we have solutions. Depending on the foundation problem you are facing we have different piering systems. The piers are drilled down into the earth to find load bearing strata. These piers include helical piers, push piers, slab piers and helical deck piers. For bowing basement walls we can use wall anchors, wall support systems or sprayed concrete to correct the problem. We even fix sunken floors over crawl spaces with support jacks.
Using an updated mudjacking technique (aka slab jacking) we lift and level sunken concrete slabs. The traditional mudjacking process requires a thick mudslurry be pumped beneath the sunken slab through holes drilled through it. The pressurized mudslurry lifts the sunken slab back to its original position. Rather than use mudslurry we instead use PolyLEVEL, an expansive polyurethane foam. The foam expands to fill any gaps beneath the slab. It is much lighter and puts less stress on the soil base. It also cures within hours rather than days. We offer the best solution for concrete lifting and leveling in Petoskey.
Adding a Full Crawl Space System in Petoskey, MI
This crawl space came a long way during the remodel process. As you can see in the after photo, the entire crawl space was covered with the plastic white liner CleanSpace. The moisture impenetrable barrier is perfect for dirt crawl spaces where it’s easy for moisture and water to pass through. CleanSpace can be wrapped around other objects, like the piers seen in the photos, to prevent moisture from affecting them as well. If moisture does enter this crawl space from another source, one of the other two products installed will swiftly deal with the problem. The blue box in the after photo is a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. Its smaller size makes it the perfect for crawl spaces, and its self-draining ability makes it great a complement to the SmartSump sump pump system, also in the after photo. The smart Sump will keep this crawl space continually dry by pumping out any water trapped under the vapor barrier. A full crawl space system like this will cover any and all possible problems for the homeowner.
The End to Mold and Leaks in a Mackinac City, MI
This Mackinac City, MI was dealing with the-ever-so common leaky and moldy crawl space. To give the customers a solution that works and help their energy costs at the same time, our crew installed the Ultimate Energy Saver package. The package includes two different types of insulation: SilverGlo Walls and Terrablock foam for the floor. These products will help better regulate the temperatures of the crawl space and provide a waterproof solution at the same time. Both are made of waterproof material and won’t allow water or humid air (the key ingredients to mold growth) to leak into the crawl space. Don’t look too hard for Terrablock in the after photo. The key to keeping mold and water out is the CleanSpace encapsulation. That’s the white, plastic liner seen in the after photo and it covers every inch of the crawl space floor, including the Terrablock foam. Impenetrable by water vapor or moisture, a CleanSpace encapsulation is just what this crawl space needed to put a stop its leaking water and energy problems.
TripleSafe Upgrade in Petoskey, MI
While installing a full waterproofing system into this home in Petoskey, MI, the crew also upgraded the owner’s previous sump pump. If a home is having trouble keeping water out, we almost always recommend the TripleSafe sump pump - our most reliable model. As you can see in the after photo, the pump comes equipped with two different discharge lines. That is because the sump also includes two different backup pumps: one in case the original pump becomes overwhelmed and the other for power failure. With so much water being discharged, a single line could prevent the system from living up to its full potential or, even worse, it could cause the system to backlog and fail. As our most reliable model, it’s also our most expensive. But we think that the peace of mind makes it worth it. This basement will be protected from floods, no matter how much wet it gets.